Dashaway Eagle Consistent Into AQRA Futurity

Dashaway Eagle looks for second stakes in AQRA-Turf Paradise Futurity.

December 6, 2012

Alejandro Uriel Martinez’s fastest-qualifier Dashaway Eagle should be favored to gain his second futurity win at Turf Paradise when he starts in the 400-yard AQRA-Turf Paradise Futurity on Sunday afternoon.

Dashaway Eagle (One Famous Eagle-Oh Dashaway by First Down Dash) has made each of his five starts at Turf Paradise and responded with three wins, a second and a third. In addition to his fastest-qualifying time in the last of three trials, he took the AQRA Spring Futurity back in April at the track.

The Ramon Fonts Jr.-trained Dashaway Eagle pulled away as the 8-5 favorite in his trial to win by three-quarters of a length, with a :19.978 time.

In his start before his impressive trial win, Dashaway Eagle finished just a nose behind Jess Like Stoli for second in the John Deere Turf Paradise Juvenile Challenge. He was the 5-2 favorite in that 350-yard stakes.

The Ceasar Lopez-owned and -trained Black Storm Regard (Chicks Regard-Miss Quick Houston by Mr Houston) should be a factor after finishing a close third in the John Deere Turf Paradise Juvenile Challenge and then taking his AQRA-Turf Paradise Futurity trial by 1 length as the 4-5 favorite. He bobbled at the start before quickly finishing his stride and racing to the win with the second-fastest time of :20.068.

Last spring, Black Storm Regard was moved up to third in the Desert Classic Futurity (R) through a disqualification.

LEMA Racing Stable’s Tahma Hawk Chop (Swingin Jess-Tahma Hawk by Hawkinson) shipped to Turf Paradise for the AQRA-Turf Paradise Futurity trials after finishing fifth in the $382,000 PCQHRA Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. He won his AQRA-Turf Paradise Futurity trial by 1 1/2 lengths, with the fifth-fastest time of :20.249.

Tahma Hawk Chop started his career at Turf Paradise and was just a neck behind Dashaway Eagle for second in the AQRA Spring Futurity.